Found June 14, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Would you be caught smiling with the two men who cost you a perfect game and your scoreless streak? I guess R.A. Dickey is a more forgiving man than I am. R.A. Dickey had the most amazing, most tremendous, most [insert your favorite superlative here] start of his career last night, coming within two David Wright muffs of pitching the first perfect game in Mets history.  His performance came less than two weeks after Johan Santana tossed the first no-hitter in club annals and on the same night that Matt Cain pitched the first perfect game in San Francisco Giants history. Before Wright’s error allowed Elliot Johnson to reach base safely in the ninth inning (which led to the only run scored off Dickey in the game, ending his franchise-record 32⅔ inning scoreless streak), the only base runner allowed by the Mets’ knuckler was a first-inning infield hit off the bat of B.J. Upton.  Upton hit a slow roller near the third base line that Wright tried to field with his bare hand.  The ball ti...

R.A. Dickey: One (Ace) of a kind

While Johan Santana and his pitching of the Mets’ first ever no-hitter rightfully captivated the area and had Mets’ fans practically worshiping him at his feet, it has been the pitching of one R.A. Dickey that is becoming the story this year for the Mets. In case you haven’t heard, Dickey has been pretty good this year. Good doesn’t even begin to describe the roll Dickey...

RA Dickey: What should the terms of his contract extension be?

RA Dickey: What should the terms of his contract extension be?

R.A. Dickey brilliant in one-hit victory

The New York Mets made it two-in-a-row against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday evening with a 9-1 victory: R.A. Dickey started for NY and was simply…awesome. In his most dominant performance of the season, the knuckle baller allowed just one-hit, while striking out a career-high 12 batters, en-route to becoming the first Major League starter to reach 10 victories on the year: The...

R.A. Dickey’s Recent Stretch Ranks Among The Best In Mets History

Earlier today, my MMO colleague, Clayton Collier wrote a piece on last night’s start by R.A. Dickey being the best by a Met this year.  (I agree with his statement.)  For those who are not aware, on Wednesday night, Dickey was in complete control of his craft.  He pitched his second complete game of the season, struck out a career-high 12 batters and set a Mets’ franchise...

R.A. Dickeylous! Robert Allen One-Hits the Rays!

R.A. Dickey might just be the best pitcher in baseball right now. Dickey was brilliant on Wednesday night, twirling nine innings of one-hit ball while walking no one and striking out a career-high 12. The merit of the one-hit the Rays did get — a grounder down the third base line that David Wright could’ve gloved but instead tried to barehand and muffed, allowing B.J. Upton to...

Mets appeal seeking no-hitter for Dickey

Mets' knuckleballer R.A. Dickey's Wednesday pitching line is about as good as it gets -- CG, 0 ER, 12 K, 1 hit. It's the last item the Mets want reviewed by MLB, filing an official appeal of a first-inning play ruled an infield hit. Third baseman David Wright tried to barehand the ball off the bat of B.J. Upton and was unable to field it cleanly. Joe Torre, executive...

Yet another great performance by Dickey

David Wright described it as "a different level." Terry Collins called it "truly amazing." No matter how you describe it, R.A. Dickey's run of success has been nothing short of remarkable. The knuckleballer added to it Wednesday against the Rays, holding them to one hit and one unearned run in a complete-game victory. As a result, Dickey not only won his...

Dickey allows just one hit -- barely -- in win over Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- New York Mets manager Terry Collins thinks R.A. Dickey threw a no-hitter Wednesday, and he will make an appeal to Major League Baseball to have the feat recognized. Mets third baseman David Wright said he was trying to make the only play he thought he had -- barehanded -- against the speedy B.J. Upton, but he'll gladly take the error. Dickey said it...

Dickey One-Hitter Ruling Upheld By MLB

According to Buster Olney, the ruling by the official scorekeeper in Wednesday night’s game that kept R.A. Dickey from throwing the second no-hitter in Mets history has been upheld by Major League Baseball. The Mets had appealed the ruling that B.J. Upton’s first inning infield single was a hit. Earlier this week, Terry Collins had said he would appeal the ruling but didn...

Daily Bite: June 14, 2012

Matt Cain, R.A. Dickey and the proliferation of pitching history. Daily Bite: June 14, 2012

Game Preview: Mets @ Rays 7:10 PM EDT

The New York Mets (33-29) will take on the Tampa Bay Rays (35-26) tonight at Tropicana Stadium in, Tampa Bay. First pitch will be at 7:10 PM EDT. Tonight’s Lineups: #Mets Wednesday lineup at TB: Torres-8, Murphy-4, Wright-5, Hairston-9, Bay-7, Rottino-DH, Davis-3, Nickeas-2, Quintanilla-6, Dickey-1 — New York Mets (@Mets) June 13, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays 1) Desmond Jennings LF 2...

Johan Out For Redemption as Mets Look To Complete Sweep Of Rays

Starting Lineup Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF Jordany Valdespin – DH David Wright – 3B Lucas Duda – RF Ike Davis – 1B Daniel Murphy – 2B Jason Bay – LF Josh Thole – C Omar Quintanilla – SS The Mets go for the three game sweep tonight as they take on the Rays in Tampa. Last night was another tremendous night for this team as Dickey absolutely crushed the Rays and made...
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